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Anyone remeber this from the 1980's - there was supposed to be a whole family of vehciles? any further information and pictures.
 

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JAZZ said:
Anyone remeber this from the 1980's - there was supposed to be a whole family of vehciles? any further information and pictures.

JED site lists technology demonstrator and proposed 120mm mortar carrier, twin 30mm AAA, quad 27mm AAA, recce, DFS (anti-helicopter/anti-tank), "Air Warning" version, ICV, and cargo transporter versions.

http://www.jedsite.info/afv/echo/exf_series/exf-series.html

Also note at the bottom of the page, drivetrain arrangement variations and silhouette comparions:

http://www.jedsite.info/afv/echo/exf_series/exf01.jpg
http://www.jedsite.info/afv/echo/exf_series/exf02.jpg

Also see Panzerbaer -- http://www.panzerbaer.de/types/bw_radkw_90_daimler_benz_exf-a.htm

(Translation of the last link posted by Apophenia: The turret installation, shown on the two photos,
was a non-usable, not even turnable Leopard 2 prototype turret )
 

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Jemiba said:
Just for those, who cannot read german : In the last link posted by Apophenia
it is said, that the turret installation, shown on the two photos, was a non-usable,
not even turnable Leopard 2 prototype turret
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It also mentions that the installation was meant to accurately simulate turret weight. Presumably, Daimler bolted the more-or-less complete Leopard 2 prototype turret to the hull but never bothered to install a proper ring.
 

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According to this, the EXF, along with the later GIAT VEXTRA, were direct ancestors to the Franco-German EVA (European Vehicle, Armoured) project [around 1990s].
 

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